When I was growing up, I remember my father telling me, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
I remember thinking, “That’s not fair. It’s not the way things should be.”
And I still believe that the rules should be the same for all of us. Don’t you?
But the truth is, that statement has never been more true than in Gov. Deal’s Georgia.
Don’t believe me?
Right now, many Georgia families are making vacation plans – or deciding whether or not they can afford to take a vacation this year now that the gas to get them there and the hotel they plan to stay in will cost more – all thanks to Gov. Deal pushing through the largest middle class tax increase in the history of our state.
But, while Gov. Deal and his cohorts were happy to send Georgia families the billion dollar bill, his big business buddies – many of whom helped finance his campaign – got to keep their special tax breaks.
And the company that made Gov. Deal a millionaire? You won’t believe what they’re still getting away with.
According to documents filed just days ago with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Copart, Inc., the company that bought Gov. Deal’s failing junk yard, STILL owes Georgia more than $74 million dollars in back taxes.
The sales and use tax assessment that Copart continues to refuse to pay dates back to 2007.
What do you think would happen if you refused to pay your Georgia taxes for eight years?
Gov. Deal wants us to believe that it’s purely coincidental that the company that pays him $10,000 every single month still hasn’t had to pay a dime toward their multi-million dollar tax debt to Georgia.
We know better.
We know that Georgia’s largest corporate tax debtor bailed Gov. Deal out of his failing business.
And, we know that they made Gov. Deal a millionaire and still put $10,000 in his pocket every, single month.
And, we know they haven’t paid Georgia what they owe.
Copart, Inc. should pay what they owe, and Gov. Deal should make sure they do.
It’s just not right for Georgia’s largest corporate tax debtor to get by with keeping the millions the Department of Revenue says they owe while the rest of us shoulder the largest tax increase in Georgia history.
What can you do?
Call Gov. Deal today at 404-656-1776. Tell him that if you have to pay more at the pump his pals at Copart should have to pay the $74 million they owe Georgia.
After you call, we’d love to hear from you. Email us and tell us how it went.
Tell Gov. Deal the rules should be the same for everyone.
Your voice does make a difference. It’s important that Gov. Deal know that Georgians have not forgotten about one of his biggest, ongoing scandals. Call his office now at 404-656-1776.